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LaCie and Porsche Design Tag Team a Sleek USB 3.0 Thumb Drive

by Maximum PC | October 12, 2013October 12, 2013 6:00 am PDT


Slim, secure, and fast

What do fast cars and fast storage have in common? We’re not sure, but let’s not bemoan the pairing of LaCie and Porsche Design, a German design studio founded by Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, grandson of the Porsche founder and designer of the Porsche 911. These two firms decided to collaborate on a USB thumb drive and what they came up with is a slim, sleek, and secure stick that’s made of steel.

LaCie says it’s one of the smallest USB 3.0 keys available, though don’t mistake that to mean it’s also slow. The “LaCie Porsche Design USB Key” offers file transfers at up to 95MB/s, provided you plug it into a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

“Porsche Design’s electronics series is an elite group of products that represent timeless design and influential technology,” says Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO of the Porsche Design Group. “The LaCie Porsche Design USB Key embodies that by combining high-speed performance with a compelling and usable design.”

LaCie says it’s a durable thumb drive thanks to its steel construction and scratch-resistant connector. It comes with LaCie’s Private/Public software to protect confidential data, as well as AES 256-bit encryption and password protection in the case of loss or theft.

The LaCie Porsche Design USB Key is available in 16GB and 32GB capacities starting at $30.

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